Human Resources, New Hire, Recruiting

As the Interviewer: Stages of the Interview

There are so many different ways that companies are conducting interviews these days that it begs the question: Should there be different steps in the interview process? Some will say the process depends on the size of the company…others will say it depends on the level of the position.  But too many times either a… Continue reading As the Interviewer: Stages of the Interview

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Where Have All The Good Hires Gone?

The days of posting an ad on the various job boards and receiving hundreds of resumes is long gone.  And if that is how you are still trying to find your next employee, then here is some insight into why it is taking so much longer for you to fill a position than even 5… Continue reading Where Have All The Good Hires Gone?

Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, New Hire, Performance, Recruiting

Onboarding New Employees: Doesn’t Stop Their First Day of Work

After weeks or months are trying to find the "perfect candidate," you finally hired that new employee!  On Day 1: they came in, did their paperwork and you whisked them off to their new department to become familiar with their new position and new employees. Your job is done, right?  Sure, if all you wanted… Continue reading Onboarding New Employees: Doesn’t Stop Their First Day of Work

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If Its On the Internet, It Must Be True!

How quick are we to believe what we read and find on the Internet! Remember the State Farm Insurance commercials promoting their mobile app where the girl tells her friend “If it on the Internet, it must be true.” We laugh and roll our eyes at the stupidity of the comment…yet, so many people pass judgment or… Continue reading If Its On the Internet, It Must Be True!

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Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant

You were impressed with their resume. You conducted the phone interview. You were equally impressed with them during an in-person interview. Could they be the perfect candidate? Aside from the typical background checks HR professional do these days: reference checks, Google searches, LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook searches, criminal background checks…are there other signs that can point to a… Continue reading Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant

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#HRHorrorStories – Day 5 – And The Award Goes To….

If you have been following the #HRHorrorStories that were shared on #DTHR last week, you were probably thinking "yep, I've had that happen to me" or "I've had a similar experience." Those of us that have been in the field for a while think that we've heard it all! Well, get ready cause I'm willing… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 5 – And The Award Goes To….

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#HRHorrorStories Day 3 – Extra Pay & Bad-Mouthing Co-Workers

Continuing the series of #HRHorrorStories on #DTHR, we talked more about some of those common everyday mistakes employees - and managers - can make that can cause real headaches! We have all had that dream....and even joked with the Payroll Manager about doing it...of finding those mistaken "extra zeroes" at the end of your paycheck.… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories Day 3 – Extra Pay & Bad-Mouthing Co-Workers

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The “Perfect” Candidate Doesn’t Exist So…Stop Looking!

It happens each and every time… A manager needs to replace an employee that left or wants to find “new talent” and they dream up what they envision as the perfect employee.  They begin to write a whole long list, not of duties, but of “needed” experience and qualifications for their next hire.  They submit… Continue reading The “Perfect” Candidate Doesn’t Exist So…Stop Looking!

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New Year = Time to Revisit Your Recruiting Strategy

Remember the days when you needed to fill a position and all you had to do was post a job ad? You would sit back and wait as hundreds of resumes came flying in. All you had to do was sift through all of them looking for those few top quality candidates to begin a… Continue reading New Year = Time to Revisit Your Recruiting Strategy

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Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant

You were impressed with their resume. You conducted the phone interview. You were equally impressed with them during an in-person interview. Could they be the perfect candidate? Aside from the typical background checks HR professional do these days: reference checks, Google searches, LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook searches, criminal background checks…are there other signs that can point to a… Continue reading Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant